Anti-European and nationalist Giorgia Meloni, leader of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party, is set to become prime minister after Sunday’s elections, which her party led, according to opinion polls.
Giorgia, 45, a fan of Benito Mussolini in her youth, could become the first woman to head the government.
A campaigner for the post-fascist right since he was 15, he has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2006 and has no language critical of the outgoing government, led by noted economist Mario Draghi.
Its high rise is due to the fact that it was the only one to oppose the Draghi government for 18 months, welcoming Italians’ discontent with the inflation, war and restrictions caused by the pandemic. A stunning jump since the 2013 legislative elections did not get 2% of the vote.
Within ten years, it had captured the frustrated hopes of Italians against the “orders” of the European Union, as well as the sentiments that galvanized protests against the high cost of living and the threatened future of young people.
The post-fascist actress, who is not afraid to defend a rigid right, with conservative and Catholic ideological baggage, nationalist and centrist, presents herself with the slogan: “God, Fatherland and Family.”
His priorities are to close the borders to protect Italy from “Islamization” and to renegotiate European treaties so that Rome can regain control of its own destiny.
Another priority is the fight against the LGBT movement and “demographic winter” (low birth rates) in one of the countries with the largest number of elderly people in the world.
Serie A led by Matteo Salvini and moderate Furca Italia led by Silvio Berlusconi teamed up with the Italian brothers to win a historic victory on Sunday.
Fascism and other ghosts
The party leader and heir to the 5-Star Movement (MSI), a neo-fascist formation founded by Mussolini supporters after World War II, made clear in August its controversial relationship with fascism.
“The Italian right relegated fascism to an ancient chapter of history, unequivocally condemning the denial of democracy and the infamous laws that persecuted the Jews,” Meloni said in a video released in August in various languages to foreign media.
However, the Italian brothers display green, red, and white knots on their flag, a symbol created in 1946 by a group of fascist veterans who founded MSI.
Many media outlets again broadcast a video in which the 19-year-old politician declares his admiration for Mussolini: “For me he was a good politician. Everything he did, he did for Italy,” he justified.
I’m Italian, I’m Christian
Born in Rome on January 15, 1977, Giorgia Meloni began her high school military service in far-right student associations, her “second family,” she admitted, while working as a nanny and maid.
In 1996, he became the leader of the Azione Studentesca federation, whose motto was the Celtic cross. In 2006 he obtained a journalist’s license. In the same year, she was elected deputy and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives. Two years later, she was appointed Minister of Youth under Silvio Berlusconi.
His youth, perseverance and strong personality conquered the networks. In a famous speech in 2019, she described herself like this: “I’m Georgia. I’m a woman, I’m a mother, I’m Italian, I’m a Christian.”
Confidential in her private life, she is the mother of a girl born in 2006. She lives, but is not officially married, with her daughter’s father, who is a television journalist.
“Devoted food specialist. General alcohol fanatic. Amateur explorer. Infuriatingly humble social media scholar. Analyst.”